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Start your review of Acrostici Della Amorosa Visione Write a review Shelves: school "There was Boethius, and Avicenna, and many others were I to linger and name them, it would not be a lamentable affliction for the doubtful reader, but I shall be silent and tell of those whom she has in train on her left hand, in which direction I turned.
This whole poem is a lamentable affliction upon the doubtful reader. Poignant mythological figures? A journey through a space of unreality, led by a figure that the protagonist is intrigued by but eventually realizes is, after all, morally incorrect?
Even Virgil chilling in the dreamscape? Well, of course, Boccaccio wanted that sweet, sweet Christian cash for his epic poem, but he forgot one essential aspect to storytelling: a plot. Amorosa visione is completely bereft of a story. Cantos IV and beyond are dedicated to listing characters. Characters featured in mythological tales, with plot and conflict and reason and explanation.
He does not go so far as to explain any of those tales for any of the individuals, thankfully, or the poem would be twice as long. You know, stories of substance. His admiration is blatant as Dante is rewarded with a crown of laurel for his writing. Boccaccio, Canto V, lines And then, Dante fleetingly seems to take the place of Virgil, Boccaccio the place of Dante, in his own weird, disjointed reproduction of Inferno. My main question is this: by listing characters and icons separate of his own production, what is he hoping to achieve from his audience?
Was it common knowledge to associate the name with immediate recognition back then? Is this just Boccaccio listing his reading material and mythological knowledge for the hell of it?
Is the point that there simply is no point? It made this a much more entertaining read: Love - Courtney Love, leading Boccaccio through his dream with a sweet Jaguar fender in hand. Absalom - William Faulkner, obviously "more handsome than any man who ever was. The thought of all these guys chilling with Hippocrates and Dante Aligheri while Boccaccio looks on in awe makes a far more interesting narrative.
With Petrarch he laid the foundations for the humanism of the Renaissance and raised vernacular literature to the level and status of the classics of antiquity. Boccaccio was the son of a Tuscan merchant, Boccaccio di Chellino called Boccaccino , and a mother who was probably French. He passed his early childhood rather unhappily in Florence. In this milieu Boccaccio experienced the aristocracy of the commercial world as well as all that survived of the splendours of courtly chivalry and feudalism. He also studied canon law and mixed with the learned men of the court and the friends and admirers of Petrarch, through whom he came to know the work of Petrarch himself. Early works.
Acrostici Della Amorosa Visione